March 25-29, 2013
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
|Orbital Sciences Corporation
Orbital Sciences Corporation is one of the world's leading space technology companies. Co-founded in 1982 by Chairman and CEO David Thompson, Orbital specializes in designing, building, testing and operating small- and medium-size satellites, rockets and other space systems that are highly reliable in their operations and are affordable for U.S. government, commercial and international customers. The company provides its space systems products to U.S. government agencies such as NASA, the Department of Defense and intelligence agencies, as well as to other national space agencies. Orbital also builds and launches commercial space systems for communications and imagery service providers around the world. Since its inception, Orbital has been at the forefront of offering commercially-based and innovative solutions for space activities. Today, Orbital is developing a system for NASA that will deliver essential supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), picking up where the now-retired Space Shuttle left off. In 2012, Orbital's Taurus II rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft are scheduled to carry out the first of what is likely to be numerous resupply missions to the ISS.
|Lockheed Martin Corporation/
Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Lockheed Martin employs 126,000 people worldwide. Robert J. Stevens is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Lockheed Martin is one of the world's largest defense contractors. In 2009, 74% of Lockheed Martin's revenues came from military sales. It received 7.1% of the funds paid out by the Pentagon.
Lockheed Martin operates in four business segments. These comprise, with respective percentages of 2009 total net sales of $45.2 billion, Aeronautics (27%), Electronic Systems (27%), Information Systems & Global Solutions (27%), and Space Systems (19%). The Corporation reported 2010 sales of $45.8 billion, a backlog of $78.2 billion, and cash flow from operations of $4 billion.
|General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of privately-held General Atomics, is a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and surveillance systems. The company’s Aircraft Systems Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable UAS. It also manufactures a variety of solid-state digital Ground Control Stations (GCS) and provides pilot training and support services for UAS field operations. The Reconnaissance Systems Group designs, manufactures, and integrates the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar and the highly sophisticated Claw® sensor payload control and image analysis software on to both manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft. It also integrates other sensor and communication equipment into manned Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and develops emerging technologies in solid-state lasers, electo-optical sensors, and ultra-wideband data links for government applications.
|Analytical Graphics, Inc.
AGI delivers mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of advanced space, defense and intelligence applications. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. They can be purchased as ready-to-use applications, development tools or turnkey solutions.
|Keck Institute for Space Studies
The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) was established at Caltech in January 2008 with a $24 million grant over 8 years from the W. M. Keck Foundation. The Institute is a "think and do tank," whose primary purpose is to bring together a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers for sustained technical interaction aimed at developing new space mission concepts and technology.
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JPL is managed by the nearby California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Laboratory's primary function is the construction and operation of robotic planetary spacecraft, though it also conducts Earth-orbit and astronomy missions. It is also responsible for operating NASA's Deep Space Network.
Among the Laboratory's current major active projects are the Mars Science Laboratory mission (which includes the Curiosity rover), the Cassini–Huygens mission orbiting Saturn, the Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity), the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Dawn mission to the dwarf planet Ceres and asteroid Vesta, the Juno spacecraft en route to Jupiter, the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission to the Moon, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) X-ray telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
|Moore-Hufstedler Fund For Student Life
In 2002-2003, two endowed Presidential funds were established to increase the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life at the California Institute of Technology. These funds were made possible through very generous gifts from Gordon and Betty Moore and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in tribute to The Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler.
The total value of these endowment gifts is approximately $3 million and the annual interest is about 6%. Thus, approximately $180,000 is available each year for initiatives deemed to have a positive impact on student life at Caltech. This is truly an unprecedented source of funding at Caltech both in nature and in magnitude, and, as a result, allows the community to devise, plan, and execute larger and more ambitious projects than previously possible.
|Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft.
SpaceX's proven designs are poised to revolutionize access to space. Because SpaceX designs and manufactures its own rockets and spacecraft, the company is able to develop quickly, test rigorously, and maintain tight control over quality and cost. One of SpaceX's founding principles is that simplicity and reliability are closely coupled.
|Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT)
The mission of the Aerospace department (GALCIT) at Caltech is to address fundamental problems that could lead to transformative science and technology in Aerospace and related fields by educating and training future leaders for academia, government and industry.
The research at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) has evolved over the past three quarters of a century to include aerospace and biosystems engineering, however, the tradition of integrating basic experiments, theory, and simulations over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales continues to characterize our approach.
Mrs. Helen Putnam Keeley: Mrs. Helen P. Keeley’s late husband, Mr. James H. Keeley, earned his BS from Caltech in 1931 in Mechanical Engineering. He was chief engineer for Hillman-Kelley, Inc., designing equipment for oil exploration. He traveled extensively on business and she would often accompany him. Mrs. Keeley is sponsoring the students in honor of her late husband.
Mrs. Keeley earned her Master’s Degree at USC. Before retiring in Laguna in 1956, she was a junior high school teacher in Montebello. After retirement, she traveled extensively and became very active with the city council (1962 through 1966) and the Festival of Arts Board (1968-1982) including two years as its president. She was instrumental in securing Salt Creek Beach for public use, establishing the Laguna Beach Community Clinic and championed a dog-on-the-beach march. Around 1967, she served on the Orange County Grand Jury for one year and served as its secretary. April 21, 2011 was declared Helen Keeley Day by Mayor Toni Iseman. Mrs. Keeley was honored as one of the first women elected to the Laguna Beach City Council.
Helen Keeley has hiked in the Himalayas for 24 days, ascended Mt. Whitney, visited Kenya, Zanzibar, Peru’s Machu Picchu and the San Blas Indians in Panama. At 95, she took a cruise to Antarctica.
Dr. Louis J. Alpinieri (MS '60 AE): Dr. Alpinieri is the Founder and Chairman of Vantage Associates, Inc. He earned his B. Aero E. at Polytechnic Institute of N.Y. in 1957 (Aerospace Engr.). Then his M.S. from Caltech in 1960 in Aeronautics, followed by both a Ph.D. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics, both in 1963 from Polytechnic Institute of N.Y.
He previously was the President of Vantage Associates, Inc. in Los Altos Hills, California from 1979 to 1984; Senior Vice President and General Manager of Acruex Corporation from 1968-1979; Principal Engineer of Ford Aerospace from 1965 to 1967, and Member of the Technical Staff for Aerospace Corporation from 1963 to 1965
Dr. Hideo Ikawa (MS '64 AE; Ph.D. ’73 AE): Dr. Ikawa earned his BS in Aeronautical Engineering in 1962 from Northrop Institute of Technology. He earned his MS in 1964 and his Ph.D. in 1973, both in Aeronautics from Caltech. He had retired in 2001 from Northrop Grumman as a Principal Engineer. Formerly, he was a member of the technical staff with Space Div., Rockwell International.
Mr. John K. Wimpress (MS '48): He worked on the B-47, KC-135, and 707 airplanes as well as on aerodynamic research and preliminary design studies of both commercial and military aircraft. He was Director of Engineering on the YC-14 experimental military STOL transport that was flown in 1976-1977. He co-authoured with C. F. Newberry a book on this program entitled "The YC-14 STOL Prototype, Its Design Development and Flight Test", published by the AIAA in 1998. Mr. Wimpress is an Associate Fellow in the AIAA, has published several technical papers for the AIAA, the SAE, and AGARD, and received the Airplane Design Award from the AIAA in 1978 for his leadership of the YC-14 program. He holds several patents on airplane configurations and design details. He is a licensed private pilot and an enthusiastic sailor, who has taken his cruising sailboat throughout the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
John and Joy Caldwell: Caldwell Vineyard When their first son was born, they decided they wanted to make a wine of their own to represent the best of what the vineyard had to offer. Working with Philippe Melka, they released the first vintage of 1998 Caldwell “Silver” Proprietary Red wine. Today, alongside his wife Joy and winemaker Marbue Marke, they produce over 23 wines for the Caldwell Signature Collection, Varietal Collection, Rocket Science and the Society of Smugglers.